Squeezed between reports on the corn worm and speculation on the color of the offspring of Angus cows and black bulls is the report that influenza has reached Claiborne County, Mississippi. The Spanish influenza is described as milder than the Russian influenza from the 1890s. The fuel administration calls for states east of the Mississippi to restrict Sunday joyrides to preserve gas.
Source: "Country Talk," The Port Gibson Reveille, Port Gibson, Mississippi, August 29, 1918. Page 3, Column 3.